(Last Updated on : 07/10/2009)
This monastery located at Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh is also known by the name of Namgyal Dratsang. As found in the history, the third Dalai Lama founded this monastery. His name was Sonam Gyatso. He founded it in the year 1575. The monastery was established with an intention to carry on the public religious activities of Dalai Lama and also to perform prayers for the betterment of Tibet.
In the monastery premises, there is another monastery, an institute and few temples. The monastery remains close for the public and only His Holiness, Dalai Lama and his students are allowed to enter the monastery. Students are admitted in the institute to learn Tantra and Sutra for long thirteen years. The monastery is presently the home of more than one hundred and eighty monks.